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Foods and Beverages that Can Cause Tooth Discoloration

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Don’t worry, if you drink though a straw and brush, rinse, or chew gum after having these foods or drinks, you can help curb staining. If you need an extra boost, Portage Lakes Dentistry offers professional teeth whitening in Kalamazoo to our patients.

Sugary drinks like pop and juice

The high acidity and amount of sugar in these drinks damage the protective enamel that’s on your teeth and make having lasting stains from these drinks or other foods or drinks more likely.


The first thought you probably have is that you only have to be conscious of red wine, but that’s not the case. White wine is more acidic than red wine, which means greater damage to enamel that is protecting your teeth.

Tea and coffee

Once again, both of these drinks are inherently acidic and damaging to teeth. The acidity coupled with the fact that both of these drinks are usually dark in color, mean they’re one of the worst offenders when it comes to stained teeth.


Many berries, especially dark in color can stain teeth. This shouldn’t be surprising considering the fact that they contain a lot of sugar and easily stain clothes and other fabric with their vibrant colors.


Sauces like spaghetti sauce that are rich in color and also very acidic can cause stains on your teeth, as well.


Vinegar is extremely acidic. Balsamic vinegar is not only acidic but also contains sugar and is dark in color. Red wine vinegar can also cause problems because of its color.

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